Justin Bieber had an amazing year filled with chart-topping singles, major television appearances, a Vanity Fair cover, an upcoming documentary about his life called Never Say Never, and numerous awards, including an American Music Award for Artist of the Year. Now, this Grammy-nominated breakthrough artist is taking time out of his busy schedule to star in his second heartwarming PSA (public service announcement) for PETA encouraging people to adopt animals from shelters instead of buying them from breeders or pet stores.
Justin sings the praises of our furry friends in his PSA that reads, “Animals Can Make U Smile. Adopt From Your Local Shelter.” Every year, 6 to 8 million abandoned or stray dogs and cats enter animal shelters—and half of them must be euthanized because of a lack of good homes. Justin wants his fans to know that buying a dog or a cat from a pet store or a breeder takes a home away from a deserving animal waiting in a shelter for a loving family.
In addition to killing a shelter dog’s chance at a new life, buying a dog supports puppy mills, cruel breeding operations in which dogs are raised in cramped, crude, and filthy conditions. The only solution to the dog and cat overpopulation crisis is spaying and neutering to prevent pregnancies and adopting from animal shelters. So if you’re thinking about bringing a cat or a dog into your home, take a cue from Justin and give an animal at a shelter a new leash on life!